Nice to have, though when selecting your living room furniture you will have some essential components and others that are more decorative, like display items that are not essential. For example, sofas and chairs may be regarded as essential, while coffee tables and curio cabinets are functional, but not required for a living room. Small living rooms can be furnished just with seating and perhaps a small coffee table or two, while larger equivalents will contain more expansive selections of furniture. Here, we shall discuss the essentials, and make some comment of the decorative items that might be of use in smaller to medium size living rooms. Naturally your choice will be based upon your individual preferences, and if you love antiques or figurines a curio cabinet can be of more interest than a cocktail cabinet or bookcase.